> The Adams Theater plays a leadership role in revitalizing downtown Adams, MA.
Built in 1937 to replace the burned-down Atlas Theater in downtown Adams, MA, The Adams Theater was a cultural anchor that connected generations of local residents until its closure as a movie theater in 1967.
Adams Theater LLC was formed in March 2021with the goal of reviving the 12,443 sqft Theater for year-round programs in multi-disciplinary arts, cultivating small business partnerships, and stimulating downtown activities.
> The Adams Theater collaborates with artists on community-engaging works.
Adams Theater invests in creative visions and community building. Programmed by visual and performing artists, spatially reimagined by architects and designers, and operated by the local community, The Adams Theater is a physical and intellectual platform where innovative thinkers and makers can collaborate and inspire.
> The Adams Theater brings diverse, inclusive, and accessible performances to the local families and visitors.
The Adams Theater is creating a versatile new auditorium that can host rehearsals, workshops, performances, and events. It focuses on accessibility to all demographics and promotes dialogues between different user groups.
Located in the heart of downtown Adams, MA, the Adams Theater is under development to become a multi-functional Performing Arts Center. It will provide a new stage for the regional artists and cultural entrepreneurs to collaborate and expand the creative economy in Berkshire County.
Founder and Executive Director: Yina Moore
Yina offers a unique professional background that combines two decades of work in finance, arts, architecture, and non-profit management.
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Yina came to the United States for undergraduate study at Hamilton College and graduated as the Valedictorian with a double major in Economics and Studio Art. Yina worked for investment banks in New York for twelve years, during which she consistently volunteered as the Treasurer for two non-profit organizations that focus on arts equity (Opening Act) and women's leadership (The Asian Women's Leadership University Project).
The positive experiences with arts and education motivated Yina to leave finance to pursue her long-standing passion in architecture in 2015. She obtained a Master of Architecture Degree from Harvard University and has initiated a number of projects that intersect her works in finance, arts, and space-making. She was one of the lead designers of Zibo OCT Art Center, a cultural museum constructed in September 2020 to revitalize a small-town economy in Shandong, China. She also worked as the Chief Architect of the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum project in North Adams, MA, from October 2019 to July 2021.
The revitalization work of Adams Theater is a continuation of her passions in spatial design, arts development, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Yina joined the Board of Adams Arts Advisory Board in July 2021 to foster more creative partnerships among the arts communities in Berkshire County.
Artistic Advisory Board:
George LeMaitre & Pat Fietta
Nana Simopoulos & Caryn Heilman
Director of Communications:
Director of Facilities:
Aishwarya Sarvade, Kira Horie, Wilson Harkhono, Elena Hasbun
Cecilia Marszalek, Sascha Racela
FRIENDS OF THE ADAMS THEATER
David & Pamela Bissaillon
Brenda & Tim Burdick
Carol A Cushenette
James & Sandra Daunais
David J Lipinski
Nancy & Barry Garton
Arthur & Janice McConnell
Erin & Michael Mucci
Pamela & Edmund St. John
Lynn & Dave Rhoads
William & Frances Riley
Stephen & Holly Stenson
Brian & Rachel Tomkowics
William & Mary Whitman